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Netherlands

EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 3

Brinkhof

Brinkhof’s team is 'very committed to delivering high-standard legal services' and has 'a detailed and thorough knowledge of matters of domestic and EU regulatory laws and is quick to deliver hands-on advice'.  ‘Knowledgeable’ and ‘analytical’ group head Pepijn van Ginneken is 'very quick to give on the spot analyses and advice with business sense'; he is leading advice to Rabobank on its investment in a nationwide telecoms network roll out in the Netherlands. The well-regarded Quinten Kroes is also working on this matter and is another name to note.

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Industry focus: Information technology
Industry focus: Information technology - ranked: tier 1

Brinkhof

The team at Brinkhof is led by the 'particularly impressive' Wieke van Angeren, who is 'an excellent negotiator, effortlessly switching between negotiation styles as is required for the situation'. Together with Eliane de Vilder and Quinten Kroes, the group offers comprehensive IT, outsourcing, and data protection expertise to WhatsApp, Google, and various corporations in the transport and logistics sectors. In the words of one client, the team 'completely lived up to our high expectations and were exactly what is needed for a high-stakes and high-pressure project'.

Next generation lawyers

Wieke van Angeren - Brinkhof

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Industry focus: Media and entertainment
Industry focus: Media and entertainment - ranked: tier 1

Brinkhof

Brinkhof has an outstanding range of capabilities in the media/TMT spaces from traditional publishing to telecoms and the online sectors. It has been involved in many ground-breaking cases including the copyright status of hyperlinking, the right to be forgotten, image rights, and the various regulatory regimes. Remy Chavannes, Quinten Kroes, and 'the brilliant' Dorien Verhulst are the senior members of a team which acts for Google and Sky Radio on a range of matters and is also acting for the Association of Dutch Commercial Radio Broadcasters in a dispute with Sena over performing rights rate-setting.

Leading individuals

Remy Chavannes - Brinkhof

Next generation lawyers

Dorien Verhulst - Brinkhof

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Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences
Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 3

Brinkhof

Brinkhof counts Sandoz, Synthon, Celltrion among its clients. The team recently acted for Accord Healthcare, the generic division of Intas, in a range of patent cases, one of which ended at the Hague Court of Appeal. It also acted for Boston Scientific on complex patent litigation against Edwards Lifesciences. Mark Van Gardingen leads the work with Daan De Lange.

Next generation lawyers

Daan De Lange - Brinkhof

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Industry focus: telecoms
Industry focus: telecoms - ranked: tier 1

Brinkhof

The Brinkhof team acts for many of the major telecoms companies offering the gamut of expertise including related competition and regulatory regimes. It is entrusted with complex disputes; Pepijn van Ginneke has been representing KPN in a long-running matter in which Vodafone challenged its acquisition of Reggefiber. It also counts Tele2, BT Global Services, Sky Radio and VEON among its clients. Quinten Kroes is a notable partner in the team which has added Joost van Eymeren to its ranks, who joined from Stibbe. Gerrit-Jan Zwenne left to join Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV.

Leading individuals

Quinten Kroes - Brinkhof

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Intellectual property: Patents
Intellectual property: Patents - ranked: tier 1

Brinkhof

Brinkhof 'undoubtedly has the top patent lawyers in the Netherlands acting for multi-national and domestic clients across all scientific fields and has a pipeline of exceptionally talented associates'. Richard Ebbink, Mark Van Gardingen, Koen Bijvank, and Daan De Lange are 'standout' partners. The team acts for Sandoz, the generics division of Novartis, in a dispute related to the client's biosimilar of AbbVie’s blockbuster drug Humira used in the treatment of chronic diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease. The practice's roll call of clients also includes Amgen, Astra Zenica, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and Becton Dickinson. 'Rising stars in the associate ranks' include Jan Pot, Rik Lambers, and Rien Broekstra.

Leading individuals

Mark van Gardingen - Brinkhof

Richard Ebbink - Brinkhof

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Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights
Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights - ranked: tier 1

Brinkhof

'Fast, responsive, and on point', Brinkhof is a go-to practice for the gamut of IP prosecution, enforcement, and transactional work across trade marks, design rights, and copyrights, as well as IP monetisation and advertising. Kurt Stöpetie, 'who is an extremely sharp, analytical lawyer', along with Gregor Vos and Remy Chavannes are the senior partners overseeing work for well-known clients, including the protection of all marks and design right matters in the Benelux for adidas. Counsel Sjo Anne Hoogcarspel litigates on a broad range of cases in national courts and European institutions. In other work, the team is acting for Eredivisie Media & Marketing, which markets the media rights to the Dutch football league, and for its exclusive license holder Fox Sports. The work involves litigation to combat the wrongful live streaming and hosting of matches.

Leading individuals

Gregor Vos - Brinkhof

Kurt Stöpetie - Brinkhof

Next generation lawyers

Sjo Anne Hoogcarspel - Brinkhof

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